Tuesday, October 22, 2013
We are excited to welcome Sean Carson, L.Ac. to Sarana practitioner team! Sean will be working:
Mondays 2 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
I was born and raised in Californian suburbia. After escaping to UC Davis in the early 90s, I found myself unexpectedly studying tai chi, qi gong, and Chinese herbal medicine with a local master who indelibly influenced my life.
This fortuitous meeting led to my becoming an herbal pharmacist and assistant to one of the few local acupuncturists. It wasn't long before I knew that I found my calling. I remember looking at my first acupuncture school course catalog back in 1993, but it took more than 10 years before I actually made it to acupuncture school. Sometimes the river of life has other things in store for us, and the challenges I faced have made me a more mature and grounded practitioner today.
When I first encountered the community acupuncture model, something inside me felt electrified. I had sensed for a long time that something was missing from my education and the practice model we were indoctrinated into. The variety of publications and blog posts that I came across on the POCA Web site gave voice to my dissatisfaction. Acupuncture is beautiful, and it should be available to everyone!
When I am not practicing, I am often contemplating all kinds of things related to acupuncture and medicine, ideally sitting under a tree (preferably a redwood). I've been known to frequent open mic nights and karaoke bars as an enthusiastic participant, go dancing on a whim, and I still try to keep up with my tai chi and qi gong practice that my late master taught me all those years ago.